Functional Fabric Fair USA - OCT 22-23, 2019 -  OREGON CONVENTION CENTER | PORTLAND OR, USA
OCT. 27-28

Materials Story

3D Fabrics

Our last webinar, “The importance of implementing 3D Fabrics in our textile life,” got great feedback, so we decided to present another beautiful fabric selection following “active trends summer 22.”

In this newsletter you will be able to order physical samples and/or download the 3D files of the fabrics. Your friends at Reed Exhibitions have invested in digital technology from X-Rite/Pantone to provide you with digital (.axf) versions of fabrics.

Some “key action points” for your future collections regarding summer 22: consider shifting from conscious capsule to conscious core collection, which will put the product life cycle at the forefront of all design decisions. Lead with innovation before decoration. Design with minimal waste, ease of recycling, repair, reuse and resale in mind.

If possible, try to integrate 3D craftmanship into your design and development processes to reduce waste, save time, energy, lower your carbon footprint and enhance your workflow.

The education on the impacts of dyeing have affected “colors and color usage” for summer 22. There’s steady momentum with the growing influence of plant-based dyes and colors derived from the earth. Neutral shades, light greys on structured surfaces are uplifted by pink amethyst in the palette.

The exhibitors of FUNCTIONAL FABRIC FAIR powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS did send some magnificent fabric qualities:

A PLUS CHAN CHIA
19084477

Bi-material yarn Baselayer
63% Polyamide, 37% Polyester
145g

Unique texture, mechanical stretch and moisture wicking properties. Application: Active wear, Polo shirt, Golf top

Quick Dry, Stretch

BRIMADONA INDUSTRIAL
107-1044

Knitted Baselayer
74% Polyester recycl., 15% Polyester, 11% Lycra®
195g

Beautiful burn-out jacquard for feminine tops.

Quick Dry, Stretch, Recycled
 

BRRR
K0034

Cooling Baselayer
35% brrr® Nylon, 56% Nylon, 9% Elastan/Spandex
120g

Made of brrr® cooling technology, the triple chill effect. This includes natural cooling, active wicking, rapid drying. Can come as recycled Quality K0034R

Quick Dry, Stretch, Thermoregulation, Recycled

NEW WIDE ENTERPRISE
KD214073

Triexta triple knit/ spacer
44% Cotton, 31% TRIEXTA, 18% Polyester, 7% Elastan/Spandex
305g

Simple clean surface by organic cotton combined with Triexta® the triple knit provides a cozy and soft touch. Good stain resistance is another property.

Reflective, High Visibility 

CHICHAMPE FABRICS
SEKN40200PS001

French Terry
50% TENCEL®, 19% Cotton, 9% Elastan/Spandex, 10% Viscose, 12% LYOCELL (smartcelTM sensitive 200g

The fabric is made from the thermo-regulating 97.6 PCM, zinc oxide embedded Lyocell and rayon blends. It offers heat retention to keep the body warm. The double knit provides possibility for versatile color appearance. It is good for athleisure wear and baselayer as thermal layer.

Odor Management, Quick Dry, Stretch, UV Protection 50+

SUPERTEX
RD1145-13

Reflective Jersey
93% Polyester, 7% Elastan/Spandex
144g

Great knit construction with reflective print for more safety.

Safety & Durability, Quick Dry, Stretch, Bluesign



 

MERRYSON CORP.
SDW10899

Woven Outer Midlayer
65% Polyester, 35% Cotton
274g

3 Layer construction by weaving. Warp printing jacquard. 3D & special printing effect on face side.

Softshell, Woven Fabrics, Printable, Windproof, Recycled



 

SINGTEX S. CAFE® SILVER
SCK-5A0001

Knitted Baselayer
75% Polyamide, 21% Elastan/Spandex , 4% recycle S.Cafe® Silver Polyester
169g

S.Café® SILVER eco-friendly production process. Instead of electroplating that uses a lot of chemicals, we use sputtering (Chemical-free process)to permanently bond silver onto S.Café® yarn. 300 times washing still proves to retain 99% of ist anti-microbial property.

Odor Management, Quick Dry, Stretch, Bluesign, Recycled

HYPERBOLA
SP1922

Four-way Stretch Pants Fabric
68% Nylon recycl., 20% Polyester recycl. (Oyster Shells), 12% Elastan/Spandex
172g

Fabric made with oyster shell from the homeland Taiwan. Hyperbola offers the solution by melting the shell into recycled polyester and blending it with Nylon and Spandex, creating an anti-bacterial and biobased fabric with 4-way stretch.

Woven Fabrics, Printable, Odor Management, Quick Dry, Stretch, Recycled

MERRYSON CORP.
N50376B

Double Weave Jacquard
88% Polyamide, 12% Elastan/Spandex
290g

4-way stretch fabric with WR + Wind proof + Sanding

Softshell, Woven Fabrics, Stretch, Windproof, Recycled



 

Stream Closing the Loop - The exciting challenge to develop circular winter apparel

Join Alexa Dehmel, Design Expert and Principal, Active Sports Design, virtually, for an inspirational presentation on using Biodegradable materials, Circular Polyester and Circular Nylon in the design of more circular winter apparel.

A Special thank you to Alexa Dehmel, Material Stories Curator, for providing the stories, imagery and incredible insight into our industry.

Alexa Dehmel
Active Sports Design & Consulting


Alexa Dehmel has over 30 years of broad and deep expertise in the fashion industry and a high level of professional competence. She maintains an extensive network of leading experts as well as personal connections to relevant cooperation partners and supporters, which she contributes profitably to her customers and the industry. Her work in various roles in the fashion, textile and sportswear industry with a focus on design and collection development, in teaching, as an independent entrepreneur and as a recognized contributor to the industry, makes her a valued contact. After her visionary start-up project, BARTENSTEIN Academy had to close due to the 2020 situation, she is now offering her market experience and service for new projects via her agency again.